Birth Name: Kate Burton
Birth Place: Switzerland
Born in Switzerland on Sept. 10, 1957, but raised in Manhattan after her parents' famous divorce, Burton retained her British citizenship, yet considered herself an American actress, having spent most of her life in the USA. Intent on a diplomatic career, she majored in history and Russian studies at Brown before succumbing to the family business in her senior year. Burton went on to earn an MFA at the Yale School of Drama and began her stage career in the 1983 Circle-in-the-Square revival of "Present Laughter," directed by George C Scott. Subsequently, she starred in the title role of "Alice in Wonderland" (in which she made her TV debut in the 1983 PBS version). Among her other well-receiv...